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Things to Try

Get to Know Alexa

 Ask Alexa...

  • "How are you?"
  • "Why are you called Alexa?"
  • "Do you prefer cats or dogs?"

 Ask about Alexa's favorites 

  • "What's your favorite color?"
  • "Who is your favorite actor?"
  • "What's your favorite sci-fi movie?"

Useful Phrases

 Ask Alexa...

  • "Turn up the volume"
  • "What time is it?"
  • "What's up?"
  • "What can I say?"

Questions & Answers

"Alexa, why is the sky blue?"

Ask about science, math, and geography

 Ask Alexa...

  • "What are Newton's three laws of motion?"
  • "What is 100 divided by 16?"
  • "Who is the Prime Minister of Denmark?"


 Ask Alexa...

  • "How do you say 'I love you' in French?"
  • "How do you say 'good morning' in Japanese?"
  • "How do you say 'thank you' in Italian?"


"Alexa, tell me a joke"

Knock, knock. Alexa knows lots of jokes

Fun with Alexa

"Alexa, sing a song"

Alexa has many ways to keep you entertained

 Ask Alexa...

  • "Sing a country song"
  • "Tell me a limerick"
  • "Beatbox for me"
  • "Flip a coin"
  • "Tell me a story"


"Alexa, what's the weather?"

Ask about local, national, and international weather

 Ask Alexa...

  • "Will it rain tomorrow?"
  • "How's the weather in Seattle this weekend?"
  • "What's the temperature in Austin?"

Flash Briefing

"Alexa, play my flash briefing"

Listen to news and content from popular broadcasters

To-do Lists

"Alexa, add 'feed pets' to my to-do list"

Shopping Lists

"Alexa, add milk to my shopping list"


"Alexa, set a reminder"

Alexa can help remind you about things


"Alexa, set an egg timer for 3 minutes"

Set timers and also give your timers names


"Alexa, set an alarm for 6:00am"

Alexa can wake you up and also let you snooze

 Ask Alexa...

  • "Wake me up in the morning"
  • "Set a weekday alarm at 7:00am"
  • "What alarms are set?"
  • "Snooze..." (enjoy 9 more minutes of Zzz...)

Listen to Music

"Alexa, play music"

Hands-free voice control for all your favorite music

  Control the music

  • "Turn up the volume"
  • "Rewind 15 seconds"
  • "Repeat this song"
  • "Stop the music"

  Play by decade

  • "Play music from the 90s"
  • "Play music from the 60s"

  Play by genre

  • "Play country music"
  • "Play rock music"

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